It's Terminal Week on RetroBattlestationst

Chris Osborn fozztexx at
Tue Aug 30 09:06:12 CDT 2016

It's Terminal Week on RetroBattlestations!

This week is about those devices that you connect to a computer so that you can read output and provide input through a keyboard. The oldest terminals used paper for the display, and in the mid '70s the "glass TTY" became much more common. In the early days terminals had very little smarts in them. Some were electro-mechanical, later they had some circuitry, and by the late '70s almost all were using microprocessors inside. In fact if it weren't for a terminal company, Intel wouldn't have designed the 8008 microprocessor, the grandfather of the x86!

Terminal Week is from August 28th to September 3rd. To participate in the contest you need to make a new post to RetroBattlestations of a picture or video that you shot of a computer terminal for this contest. At the end of the week 2 winners will be selected based on the oldest/newest setups as described above and will receive custom flair. In addition to the flair winners 3 other winners will be randomly selected. Each winner will receive their choice of two retro stickers:

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